Turfgrass management is the intentional care for low canopies of grass(es), family Poaceae. At the minimum, such care must involve mowing or cutting of leaf blades, usually with mechanical equipment. The possible purposes and benefits of turfgrass management may be recreation, esthetic appearance of the landscape, safety, evaporative cooling, conservation of soil or water, fire protection, and sanitation. If the purpose for caring for a grass canopy is a traditional agricultural product such as (1) feed, (2) fiber, or (3) food, then the appropriate category would be (1) Pastures and Forages, (2) Fiber Crops, or (3) Crops.
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Texas A&M University combined horticulture information resources including teaching, extension, and research. Search the site with the PLANTanswer Machine.
Clemson University Turfgrass Program
Turfgrass research site for turf professionals and homeowners. Information on and links to, all aspects of turfgrass management and production.
Warm-season turfgrass knowledge base, including bermudagrass for golf courses, St. Augustine grass for home lawns, zoysia, and bahia.
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida
Water quality and turf nutrition, improved cultivars of turfgrass, and pest management (weeds, insects, diseases, nematodes) have been the main emphases since this urban Center opened in 1961. Located in the Town of Davie.
Georgia Turf - University of Georgia
Includes cultural practices, weed management and identification. Links to industry websites and to other university turf sites.
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
NTEP national test results of cultivars (varieties) of Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, creeping bentgrass, bermudagrass, buffalograss, St. Augustinegrass, and zoysiagrass.
Ohio State University PlantFacts
Exhaustive search engine covering academic web sites on horticulture and gardening, including turfgrasses, perennial and annual herbaceous plants, and woody plants. Plant problems can be solved by amateurs and professionals.
Overseeding Florida Lawns for Winter Color
Temporary, cool-season grass can be seeded into a permanent lawn that will otherwise brown in winter. Information on which grasses to use and the processes involved.
Oz Tuff - The Great AUSSIE All-rounder
Oz Tuff Turf Australia. NSW, QLD, VIC Aussie grown oz tuff turf - drought tolerant, low nutritional needs turf.
Purdue Turfgrass Program
University courses, Turf Tips, publications, and other information on biological control, managing lawns, and turf events.
Purdue University: Ask Our Experts
Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, West Lafayette, Indiana. Canada geese, moles, fairy rings, crab grass, creeping Charlie, in zoysiagrass, overseeded grass.
Putting Green Rootzone Soil Mixtures
Articles on permeability, drainage, and United States Golf Association Specification for Greens, by the Tifton Soil Laboratory, Tifton, Georgia.
Selecting a Turfgrass for Florida Lawns
Information on the factors to be considered when choosing grasses.
Turf Program at the University of Massachusetts
Education and workshops, management tips, turf publications, diagnostic services, and links to other useful turfgrass sites.
Photographs of weeds commonly found in grassland and information on control products from Bayer Environmental Science.
North Carolina State University fact sheets on turf variety selection, diseases, insects, weeds, soils, and water. Covers lawns, golf courses, and athletic fields.
Turfgrass Information File
Subscriber site for this Michigan State University service includes a collection of educational materials for students and professionals.
The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns
Introduces the grass species used for turf in California.
University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Campus
Turfgrass, urban entomology, aquatic plant management and environmental horticulture. Urban center addresses special problems of soil, water, pest management, and new varieties. Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences).
Provides an online source for weed control options for turf professionals including local weed alerts for different regions of the US.
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